Reported insight into the creative process between Tony Khan and AEW stars after falling out with former world champion

Tony Khan helms both All Elite Wrestling and Ring of Honor
Tony Khan helms both All Elite Wrestling and Ring of Honor

Following the alleged fallout between Jonathan Gresham and AEW President Tony Khan, further reports have emerged regarding the creative process of the promotion.

Gresham seemingly spoke to fellow AEW wrestler and coach QT Marshall multiple times throughout last week, and the discussions went well. ROH producer Sonjay Dutt was also mentioned as another point of contact in the aforementioned situation.

However, the former world champion's frustrations were reportedly aimed at his creative direction, which is a matter to be handled by Tony Khan. Rumors suggest that Gresham could not secure a meeting with the AEW President until hours before the July 23 pay-per-view.

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Fightful has indicated that the preferred process is for talent to communicate their grievances through one of the coaches, who further relay them to Khan. Meanwhile, coaches also discuss creative ideas for talent, and the company's CEO takes the judgment call on the same.

Names like QT Marshall, Christopher Daniels, and Pat Buck were earmarked as names often involved in such communication.

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The same report also stated that some in All Elite Wrestling saw Gresham enter the meeting with his "mind made up" and visibly frustrated about the situation.

Furthermore, there was seemingly a general disconnect between the involved parties over the star's creative direction. The former ROH World Champion also allegedly had disagreements over the duration of his match against Claudio Castagnoli at Death Before Dishonor.

It was also reported that Gresham had hints about the bout's climax. However, it is still unclear if he was fully aware of the finish days before the event. It will be interesting to see what's next for the 34-year-old amidst the reported controversy.

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